from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An abnormal fear of sharply pointed objects, especially needles.
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- noun An irrational fear of
needlesand pins, usually resulting in abnormal behavior and anxiety.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The correct medical name is trypanophobia - an irrational and often intense fear of hypodermic needles or injections - though it is regularly labelled belonephobia, this term is incorrect since it denotes a fear of pins and needles, without reference to the medical aspects.
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